We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.
Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
Every gift which is given, even though is be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection
You can't measure the mutual affection of two human beings by the number of words they exchange.
To feel much for others and little for ourselves, that to restrain our selfish, and to indulge our benevolent affections, constitutes the perfection of human nature.
A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness; it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.
Every gift, though it be small, is in reality great if given with affection.
Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are God. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are God.
If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me.
A public library is the most enduring of memorials, the trustiest monument for the preservation of an event or a name or an affection; for it, and it only, is respected by wars and revolutions, and survives them.
Affection is the broadest basis of a good life.
Self-interest is the enemy of all true affection.
Never regret anything you have done with a sincere affection; nothing is lost that is born of the heart.
Most people would rather give than get affection.
You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
He who does not see the angels and devils in the beauty and malice of life will be far removed from knowledge, and his spirit will be empty of affection.
A husband and wife ought to continue united so long as they love each other. Any law which should bind them to cohabitation for one moment after the decay of their affection would be a most intolerable tyranny, and the most unworthy of toleration.
It's not till sex has died out between a man and a woman that they can really love. And now I mean affection. Now I mean to be fond of (as one is fond of oneself) --to hope, to be disappointed, to live inside the other heart.
Unless our conception of patriotism is progressive, it cannot hope to embody the real affection and the real interest of the nation.
I have been extremely touched by these signs of affection on the part of all the Thai people.
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
I want to be very close to someone I respect and admire and have somebody who feels the same way about me.
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
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